Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs. In fact, many people advocate throwing away and replacing toothbrushes every month. But that can get expensive, not to mention wasteful: Who needs landfills bristling with used toothbrushes?
So here are two simple methods for cleaning your toothbrushes, so you can get more mileage out of them and stay healthier in the process! Read the simple directions here:
1. Let your toothbrush sit for 24 hours after it has dried out. This means every family member needs to have three toothbrushes that are rotated, since most of us brush morning and night and the brushes never really have a chance to dry out.
2. Soak your toothbrushes in straight household vinegar every two weeks. Vinegar kills most molds, germs, and bacteria.